Scarborough launches underage drinking prevention program to keep area ‘safe and friendly’

The Community Alcohol Partnership (CAP) was formed in Filey, Eastfield and Hunmanby.

The partnership was launched Tuesday with local authorities, police, schools, retailers, neighborhood groups and healthcare providers.

Inspector Andy Short of the Filey and Eastfield County Police Team said: “This part of North Yorkshire remains a safe and friendly place for our children and we want to keep it that way.

“I am excited to see the community come together in this new CAP to raise awareness of the risks of underage drinking and reduce the harms of alcohol among our youth.”

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CAP will work with youth services and local organizations to provide non-alcoholic activities for youth.

It will also work with local schools to take a proactive approach to alcohol education and ensure young people are prepared to make the right decisions about issues such as alcohol and drugs, and antisocial and criminal behaviour.

Working with local retailers aims to help them avoid sales to minors and reduce alcohol sales by proxy when adults buy alcohol for children under 18.

The partners in the CAP are the Filey and Eastfield Borough Police Group, North Yorkshire Police, Zoe Metcalfe, North Yorkshire Police and Fire Commissioner, Filey Borough Council, Eastfield Borough Council, Licensing and Trade Standards, schools, retailers and the local community.

Kate Winstanley, director of Community Alcohol Partnerships, said: “I’m excited to see the launch of CAP in Filey, Eastfield and Hunmanby. Underage drinking is associated with school and educational problems, unprotected sex, drug use, violence, and alcohol problems. in later life.

“In just over a decade, CAP has established over 240 partnerships across the UK and our assessments show they have a significant impact in reducing children’s alcohol consumption, improving their health and well-being and improving the communities in which they live.”

The CAP brings together a range of local stakeholders with a common interest in preventing underage drinking and promoting responsible drinking among young people.

The rigorous scoring system shows how this innovative partnership approach has resulted in significant reductions in the supply of alcohol to children, alcohol-related antisocial behavior and street drinking by minors.

For more information visit www.communityalcoholpartnerships.co.uk.

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